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Open call for EPOS-NL Facility Access

Another call is open from 9 June to 16 July to get free of charge access to top EPOS-NL research facilities in the Netherlands, notably: the ESL High Pressure and Temperature lab at Utrecht University the ESL Tectonic modelling lab at Utrecht University the CT scanners of the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facility at Delft University of Technology the Petrophysics Lab at Delft University of Technology Capabilities include CT scanning, triaxial compression testing, ring shear (friction) testing and analogue modelling of tectonic processes, including a wide range of surface scanners and cameras. Access can be remote (send in sample analysis) or physical (personal visit), depending on developments in corona restrictions, the requirements of the facility to be accessed and/or your wishes. Click here for more information.

Also at EGU 2021: A new microscopy data workflow applied to samples from Cap de Creus, NE Spain.

Presentation title: Petrological microscopy data workflow – an example from Cap de Creus, NE Spain When: 30 April, 13:50   Session: Managing Geochemical Data from Field to Lab to Publication to Archive (ESSI3.9) Main presenter: Richard Wessels The structural geology group at Utrecht University is collaborating with the EarthCube-funded StraboSpotinitiative to develop (meta)data schemas, templates and workflows, to support researchers in collecting and publishing petrological and microstructural data. This data will be made available in a FAIR manner through the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) data publication chain (https://epos-msl.uu.nl/). The data workflow under development currently includes: a) collecting structural field (meta)data compliant with the StraboSpot protocols, b) creating thin sections oriented in three dimensions by applying a notch system, c) scanning and digitizing thin sections using a high-resolution scanner, d) automated mineralogy through EDS on a SEM, and e) high-resolution geochemistry using a microprobe. The purpose of this workflow is to

EPOS-NL at European Geosciences Union 2021

Presentation title: The Dutch research infrastructure EPOS-NL: Access to Earth scientific research facilities and data When: 30 April, 11:35 AM. Session: Bridging between Earth Science disciplines: Participatory Citizen Science and Open Science as a way to go (ITS2.4/SSS2) Main presenter: Ronald Pijnenburg In response to the growing geo-societal challenges of our densely populated planet, current research frequently requires convergence of multiple research disciplines, and optimized use of openly available data, research facilities and funds. EPOS-NL contributes to such optimized use. To get access to research facilities, researchers can apply to a bi-annual call, with 2021 calls planned in Q1 and Q3. EPOS-NL further works with researchers, data centers and industry to provide access to essential data and models (e.g. pertaining to the seismogenic Groningen gas field) within the framework of the European infrastructure EPOS, conforming to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data principles. Read the full abstract here.

EPOS-NL at Nederlands Aardwetenschappelijk Congres (NAC) 2021

Presentation title: EPOS-NL: How to publish earth science data in the Netherlands When: 9 April 11:00-11:15 Session: Methods and instrumentation Presenters: Richard Wessels, Lora Armstrong, Vincent Brunst, Connie Clare, and Otto Lange Publishing research data in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) manner is becoming increasingly valued, and often required by funders and publishers. It also enables the reuse and citation of data, thereby increasing the impact of research. Under EPOS-NL, TU Delft and Utrecht University are collaborating to improve the FAIRness of earth science research data. To make data more FAIR, it can be sustainably published in data repositories, such as 4TU.ResearchData (TU Delft) or Yoda (Utrecht University). This collaboration evaluates the value of publishing FAIR data using both repositories, focusing on (harmonization of) the publication processes, their advantages and limitations. In addition, it targets the discovery of published data through other platforms, such as data catalogues and